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10th Annual Wasatch Iron Pen Literary Marathon and Ultra Marathon

Artists of the written word face off in a 24-hour writing competition. Adult and Youth writers can participate in one of three categories (Fiction, Non-Fiction and Poetry) or can take on the Ultra Iron Pen challenge and write in all three! Writers of all genres and experience levels can register for the marathon beginning on May 1, 2016 at the SLCC Community Writing Center (located at Library Square) or you can register online.

After receiving the visual prompt on Friday, June 24th at 5 p.m., writers will have exactly one day to write. Submissions due Saturday, June 25th at 5 p.m. Register or call 801-957-2192 registration is required. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Iron Pen, the fee has been reduced to $5 dollars for one submission and $10 for the Ultra Iron Pen.

Speculative Fiction

Does the idea of a magic wand-waving, starship- flying vampire named Lenni living in a strange new world sound exciting? Join us as we explore the unique genres of speculative fiction, including fantasy and sci-fi, and learn how to incorporate the fantastic into your writing. 2-part workshop May 4 & 11 (W), 6-8 p.m. Cost: $20. Registration is required. Call 801-957-2192


The SLCC Community Writing Center (CWC) supports, motivates and educates people of all abilities and educational backgrounds who want to use writing for practical needs, civic engagement and personal expression.In addition to an open space available for writing, we provide opportunities to enhance writing abilities through such programs as Writing Coaching , Writing Workshops, the DiverseCity Writing Series, Salt Lake Teens Write, and Community Writing Partners. Recipient of the 2012 Mayors Artist Award and the 2012 League of Innovations Award. Click here for a brief history of the CWC. These programs are open to all Salt Lake area residents.

Note: If you are an SLCC Student working on an academic assignment, please visit the Student Writing Center.

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SLCC Community Writing Center
210 East and 400 South, Suite 8
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Phone: 801-957-2192
Email:cwc@slcc.edu

Hours of Operation
Monday-Thursday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Closed Sunday & Holidays

Salt Lake Community College

4600 South Redwood Road Salt Lake City, UT 84123
801-957-7522
Student Services hours: M-Th: 7 am - 7 pm; Fr 7 am - 4:30 pm
Enrollment Info: 801-957-4073

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